Sparkle Bites: 3 Things I Like About Beauty Biz Bliss

It’s not uncommon for a modern woman to work, cook dinner, be the beautiful and charming date at her SO’s work event, and even be a mom. And I’m just grazing the basic roles here, so yeah, it can be a lot to handle.

That's why I was very excited when I learned that Frances, Martine, and Ginger were launching BeautyBizBliss.com! It's a website that helps bring powerful women together.

That’s why I was very excited when I learned that Frances, Martine, and Ginger were launching BeautyBizBliss.com! It’s a website that helps bring powerful women together.

“We talked about what we’re good at and what we’re poor at and realized we can help each other out,” says Frances. And when the trio realized that other women needed help too, they created a venue where like-minded gals can get together and form a tribe where they can share stories, swap business contacts, and help build each other up.

Try exploring their pretty website and join their mailing list for more info! Their blog posts are rich with insights + helpful how-tos.

Click on the photo to explore their pretty website and join their mailing list for more info!

During the Beauty Biz Bliss launch-slash-gathering, we were asked to share a bit about ourselves and what we do—and maaaaan—I was in shock. Women are multi-hyphenates now and work hard to chase all their passions. It made me realize that there’s this desire to “do everything”—like have the dream job, create online success, and have the family to come home to.

If that's your goal, then you could definitely use these three wonder women in your life.

If that’s your goal, then you could definitely use these three wonder women (who are also top mommy bloggers, btw) in your life.

Want to learn more about it? More deets (and the incredible swag bag I got) after the jump! Continue reading

Fun Stuff & Updates

Hello, my sparkly loves! I’m just checking in to gab about some of the fun stuff that’s been happening lately and events that I’m looking forward to (you can win tickets to one of them since it’s Freebie Friday!). Check them out:

Numero Uno: Workshopping With My Gal Pals

I love learning new things and sharpening my skills. Instagram has been one of my pet projects lately (follow me via @beautyandsparkl). You’ll notice that I’ve been sticking to a white theme lately, because my blog coach (Hi, Martine!) has urged me to take better photos and is pushing me to improve my visuals. Have you noticed? Do you like it? I sure hope so—I’ve been working really hard at it!

That's my friend, Nikki! We were trying to be the smart & snooty classmates—but it obviously failed! We're just happy and bubbly always ;)

That’s my friend, Nikki! We were trying to be the smart & snooty classmates—but it obviously failed! We’re just happy and bubbly always ;)

It’s always fun to be with your girls when you take a class. Nikki joined because she just launched a new clothing line for kiddos (visit Honeycombkids.com.ph to check out the cute outfits!). I already bought a shirt for my nephew, and wish I had a niece I could buy dresses for. Haha! Either way, this is going to save me a lot of time during Christmas! I think I’ll just order all my presents online and have it delivered to my friends’ houses.

That same week, my favorite mommy blogger had a workshop for Philosophy! Say hi to Frances of Topaz Mommy!

That same week, my favorite mommy blogger had a workshop for Philosophy! Say hi to Frances of Topaz Mommy!

Like I’ve said before, there’s always something new to learn when it comes to beauty. Frances shared that one of the best skin tips she learned is to always use sunscreen every single day. Nikki’s is to drink lots of water because it’s the best beauty elixir. “Not drinking enough makes your skin look dull and dry,” she says. “Healthy skin is well-hydrated skin.”

Love my girls!

Haha, love my girls! We all used to work for Summit (F was EIC of OK!, Nikki was the  fashion & beauty editor for OK!, and I was the resident Cosmo girl!). I’ll always be grateful for that job because it brought fabulous friends into my life. <3

Numero Dos: Add Me On Snapchat!

Yes, I caved. I actually downloaded the app (twice) and deleted it (twice) months ago. My brain couldn’t understand (or rather, didn’t want to understand) what was going on. But after a few friends convinced me that it was a fun way to share behind-the-scenes stuff, I caved. So tune in via @beautyandsparkl for lots of unfiltered fun!

Follow me @beautyandsparkl!! Just posted my first Snap (?!). Haha, take a peek at how messy my desk really is by Friday!

Just posted my first Snap (?!). Take a peek at how messy my desk really is by Friday! At least, I think I posted it. Hmm, let me know if it’s not there! LOL

So I hope you guys will follow me via @beautyandsparkl!! And if you’re a Snapchat pro, do help this tech-challenged lady out and show me some tricks to make it easier!

Numero Tres: Beauty Sale Alert!

Eye makeup is always fun to splurge on. The only downside is that it can expire quickly (mascara’s three months guys) and you have to throw it out if you get an eye infection or something (it happens). That’s why I’m super excited to start hoarding this October!

It's all about the eyes, right?? Haha! Goofing off with fellow beauty blogger, Marj!

It’s all about the eyes, right?? Goofing off with fellow beauty blogger, Marj! So happy I got Kendall <3 Hehe!

Can you guys guess who’s having the huge sale? Find out after the jump! Continue reading

A Special Gift From A Special Friend

Do you guys know my good friend, Frances of Topaz Horizon?

It all began with our love for Hollywood gossip! Frances was my editor-in-chief back when I was beauty editor at-large for OK! magazine. We (successfully) crossed over from being work friends to true amigas.

We bonded over our love for Hollywood gossip! Frances was my editor-in-chief back when I was beauty editor at-large for OK! magazine. We (happily) made the jump from being work friends to true amigas.

F messaged me on Facebook and told me that she wanted to send me (and a few other bloggers) some beauty love. “I nominated them because they are all different women,” shares Frances. “[They have] different passions, different looks, different journeys, but they are all alike in their quest to pursue their dreams and to help other women make their own dreams come true, whether it’s looking your best (Nicole), working from home so you can be with your kids (Martine), or making your passions earn you money (Ginger). I hope you liked my gifts, ladies!”

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Thank you for the kind words and for sending this over, Frances :) Can’t wait to see what’s inside!

Click to find out what the get-pretty goodies are! They’re absolute musts now that the weather is getting colder—and they’re budget-friendly, too. Continue reading